The NSW Government Gets Tough on Airbnb

On Tuesday, the NSW Government announced it will be getting tough on Airbnb rentals: it will slap a 180-day limit on renting, and grant building owners powers to prevent apartment owners renting if they do not live in the apartment themselves.

The crackdown is a response to a series of anxieties people are having about how Airbnb is distorting the rental market. But are these anxieties justified?

To help us understand the Airbnb market and what’s motivated the NSW Government’s decision, The Daily‘s Sam Baran was joined by Dr Laura Crommelin, Lecturer at the City Futures Research Centre of the University of New South Wales.

You can find Dr Crommelin’s writing on the subject here for The Conversation.

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